I sought for a man among them who would build a wall, and stand in the gap before me on behalf of the land, that it should not be destroyed… – Ezekiel 22:30
That must mean Donald Trump is supposed to build that wall, right? He will keep our land from being destroyed, right?
I saw some friends post the verse (above) from Ezekiel on Facebook and decided to check it out. It’s not accurate. Someone decided to edit it to fit their beliefs and many people posted it without checking the accuracy – or they did check it and decided to spread the lie.
Here are four correct versions of Ezekiel 22:30:
King James Version (KJV):
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
New King James Version (NKJV):
So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.
American Standard Version (ASV):
And I sought for a man among them, that should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.
New International Version (NIV):
I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.
Should I really care about this stuff? I am not the sheriff of social media, but in my little corner of the world, I like to see accuracy. With some people on social media, they act a lot like the President – several times a day he lies and several times a day they post something that is not true.
I don’t think it does the “Christian brand” a lot of good when Christians post lies and false information on social media. It does not do the “Christian brand” much good when someone who proclaims to be a Christian posts nasty stuff about elected officials and then in their next post proclaims how great God is.
I don’t mind when people post their opinions about issues and current events on social media. Isn’t that one of the reasons we have social media accounts?
Maybe I am the sheriff – and you can be a sheriff, too. Just call out the lies and misinformation about current events and issues that you care about.
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. – Matthew 7:15 (NIV)
Have a great week!